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With his trademark emotional heft and storytelling skill, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian presents this resonant novel about the formation of an unconventional family-the ties that bind it, and the strains that pull it apart. Two years after their twin daughters died in a flash flood, Terry and Laura Sheldon, a Vermont state trooper and his wife, take in a foster child. His name is Alfred; he is ten years old and African American. And he has passed through so many indifferent families that he cant believe that his new one will last.

In the ensuing months Terry and Laura will struggle to emerge from their shell of grief only to face an unexpected threat to their marriage; Terrys involvement with another woman. Meanwhile, Alfred cautiously enters the family circle, and befriends an elderly neighbor who inspires him with the story of the buffalo soldiers, the black cavalrymen of the old West. Out of the entwining and unfolding of their lives, The Buffalo Soldier creates a suspenseful, moving portrait of a family, infused by Bohjalians moral complexity and narrative assurance.

About the Author

Chris Bohjalian is the author of eight novels, including Midwives, (a # 1 New York Times bestseller and an Oprahs Book Club® selection), Trans-Sister Radio, and The Buffalo Soldier—as well as Idyll Banter, a collection of magazine essays and newspaper columns.

His work has been translated into seventeen languages, been published in twenty countries, and twice become acclaimed movies, (“Midwives” and “Past the Bleachers”).  In 2002 and he won the New England Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725463
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Author:
Chris Bohjalian
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Foster parents
Subject:
African American boys
Subject:
Domstic fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
02-435
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.56x5.24x1.02 in. .70 lbs.

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